School Improvement Plans

District and School Improvement Program

School Improvement Plan: Suggested Components
The ultimate goal of staff development is to create systemic change that positively impacts student learning over time. It is essential that any new innovation be part of a structured school improvement process that includes training, monitoring, support and resources. As a leader in research-based instruction, Kagan recognizes that change takes time. Improvement in student performance only occurs after teachers have time to development new skills in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Dr. Jacqueline Minor, Director of Workshops and Graduate Programs, will assist districts to develop plans that include key elements of school improvement such as teacher training, administrator training, coaching, implementation monitoring, and assessment. In addition, Dr. Minor will work with districts to build internal capacity so that Kagan Cooperative Learning becomes part of the school culture.

For more information regarding support and resources, email Dr. Minor at

"I would be pleased to discuss your school or district's needs and see how Kagan can help you make a positive longterm impact on student engagement, achievement, and school culture. Whether you're looking for a multi-year school plan or a large-scale district improvement plan, Kagan is here to help. We know what works. I look forward to chatting with you!"

Dr. Jacqueline Minor

Dr. Jacqueline Minor

Director of District Implementation
Dr. Jacqueline Minor currently serves as the Director of District Implementation for Kagan Professional Development. Dr. Minor spent the first 22 years of her educational career in public education serving as an elementary teacher, K–12 Gifted Facilitator, middle school English teacher, K–8 principal, K–5 principal and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Minor has been a trainer for Kagan for over 10 years. She has also conducted numerous staff development sessions on school improvement, new teacher induction, mentoring, alternative assessment, and effective schools. Jackie is a life-long learner and keeps current on effective instructional practices and staff development. Her strong knowledge background, experience, enthusiasm and passion are evident in her training sessions.

"Jackie is superb! Her style of presenting is very relaxing, there's no pressure. She didn't rush and this is so comforting. I appreciate how she paced each day. I am going to practice this technique in my very next professional development."

— Marilyn Diane Conyers, 5th-8th grade teacher/coach

"THE BEST EVER! So professional. Warm and friendly. she is a blessing to know and learn from. Thanks, Jackie. You put much into this class and I appreciate you!"

— Charlotte Shaw, 2nd-3rd grade Reading Specialist

"Jackie is an awesome instructor. She is motivating, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I can't say enough about how great she is."

— Lisa Owens, 2nd grade teacher